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gangster10/10/2019 18:04:52
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Chris Mills 114/11/2019 16:54:36
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Does anyone have a copy of the Wot 4 plan with built up wings? I did have one but it has gone missing.


JACK14/11/2019 17:27:16
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hi chris,the plan you want will be the mk 1 version,l believe they are still availiable from mr foss….l used to have one but not sure if l still have it,will p.m you if l have,jack.

kc14/11/2019 17:48:28
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There is a very similar ( copy?) called the Devil Dancer from Colin Usher /Hip Pocket aero which you could download from here.

I would suggest you also consider the Rival by Mike Delacole which was /is an RCME plan but it's available on Outerzone together with the original article. Slightly bigger span & slightly simpler build.

Chris Mills 114/11/2019 18:10:47
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Thanks for the responses.

Look forward to your PM Jack if you can find the plan.

Gary Fentiman15/11/2019 11:02:16
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Think I'm gonna give this a go as its a great plane to get my kids interested. I remember seeing one go vertical on an OS.46 when I was learning on my HI-BOY.

Nigel R15/11/2019 11:45:22
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The Watt Four is a clone, for certain, or hats will be eaten. And it has the tapered wing shown on the plan.

But. I'd concur on Rival though, it's an arguably better engineered model, both to build and fly.


As another alternative to Wot4, Super Hots is an easy build and classy fun fly model from the era when fun fly models still had standard size controls.

Several versions on OZ:

Edited By Nigel R on 15/11/2019 11:49:28

Gary Fentiman15/11/2019 12:48:55
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Just a quick one on the wot 4 plans it says that there is an option of Dihedral on the wings, but as I remember the wing was flat?

John Bisset15/11/2019 12:58:17
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You are correct. The original Wot 4 did not have any dihedral. I can't speak for the ARTF foam variants and smaller versions!

Bruce Collinson15/11/2019 15:35:25
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Current ARTF and recent foam have no dihedral, nor did the foam veneered wing kit I built about 3 years ago.


Geoff S15/11/2019 16:27:45
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The wooden ARTF Wot4 I put together earlier this year has no dihedral (nice and easy to join with no bother finding suitable props to support the wing tip) but I have a feeling there's a taper on the underneath which has the effect of setting a quite small dihedral. My wing isn't immediately to hand so can't check.


Don Fry15/11/2019 17:33:40
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Geoff, don't bother, your memory is accurate.

Bruce Collinson15/11/2019 18:07:01
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Not my recollection of the one I flew on Wednesday but either way, the ARTF wing has a flat ply joiner, I believe it’s fully symmetrical and it’s flat.


kc15/11/2019 18:10:06
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That slight dihedral would be only on the tapered wing version surely? Original Wot 4 had straight wings and the instructions say 3/4 inch dihedral under EACH wing tip for aileron trainer only - otherwise no dihedral. The Colin Usher Devil Dancer has both wings shown.

Edited By kc on 15/11/2019 18:10:53

David Davis16/11/2019 07:45:28
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Chris Mills 1, pm sent.

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